Obama Warned Us – What Government Does

Posted on February 27, 2014 2:00 pm

We hear all the time about how government is the problem. Well, it turns out we rely on it in a whole lot of ways. Not only does it keep us strong through our military and our law enforcement, it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas. It provides security to our diplomats abroad.

BARACK OBAMA, remarks on the reopening of the government, Oct. 17, 2013

“Oh, wait… not that last one.”

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6 Responses to “Obama Warned Us – What Government Does”

  1. walruskkkch says:

    “Well, it turns out we rely on it in a whole lot of ways.” — Or have grown dependent upon like an addict his drug.

  2. AT says:

    “it plays a vital role in caring for our seniors and our veterans, educating our kids, making sure our workers are trained for the jobs that are being created, arming our businesses with the best science and technology so they can compete with companies from other countries. It plays a key role in keeping our food and our toys and our workplaces safe. It helps folks rebuild after a storm. It conserves our natural resources. It finances startups. It helps to sell our products overseas.”

    Not that ANY of that is enumerated as a legitimate function of government in the Constitution, and would be better handled by free markets.

  3. Oppo says:

    @2: I second that. Only caring for our veterans seems legit as a contractural matter: “The government will provide you with benefits X, Y, and Z if you enlist.” All the other stuff is unconstitutional.

  4. Jimmy says:

    @3: Unless you’re a Democrat, Republican, Liberal, Progressive, Socialist – or most Americans – who believe that the welfare and commerce clauses justify almost everything.

  5. CrabbyOldBat says:

    Sigh. Jimmy, regrettably, you are correct.

  6. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    He left out paying for the entire existence of anyone willing to sneak into the country from any 3rd world hellhole on Earth along with the 100 million already here as long as they vote for him, why is that?

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